Advance your nursing career with a Bachelor's degree


Earn your BSN degree through a qualified nursing program

Many colleges offer qualified nursing degree programs. Take advantage of current nursing job opportunities

With an expected twenty six percent growth rate in the nursing field by the year 2016, more Tennessee nurses are going back to school to earn their Bachelor Degree of Science in Nursing (BSN). After completing the RN program students have a choice to attain a BSN Degree. Many BSN-level nurses obtain more long term jobs due to the management role of their positions. They are more equipped to handle leadership roles, such as becoming nursing teachers or nursing managers. A BSN educated nurse is also trained to handle more critical and complex patients due to their extensive training. Most Tennessee RNs with a BSN make between $5,000 and $10,000 more per year than less educated RNs.

In Tennessee there are several ways to obtain a BSN degree. The traditional way would be to attend school for four years. As with all Bachelor Degree programs, during your first two years you would complete you basic education courses along with a few nursing courses. Your third and fourth year would entirely focus on you core nursing curriculum. Registered Nurses in Tennessee have another option to obtain their BSN. Since most of these nurses are already in the workforce, they choose to either go to school part time or full time. With classes available on campus at night, online, or self-paced, a BSN is usually earned in a year and a half or less depending on the student. There is also an option for students who already have a Degree and just want a career change. These students are generally looking to add a BSN as their second degree. These students need to complete the required nursing courses since all of their general education courses are complete.

With so many options available to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Tennessee nurses are in a great position to enhance their careers and credentials. In fact the state of Tennessee has over 30 accredited schools with a BSN degree program in their curriculum. Once this degree is obtained the possibilities are expanded upon. Students can go on to add a Masters of Science in Nursing, allowing them to work as Nurse Practitioners or even a Anesthesiology Nurse.

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Online BSN Degree in Tennessee

Browse our active list of schools in Tennessee that currently offer an online BSN program

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    List of CCNE Accredited BSN
    Programs in Tennessee

    Complete list of Tennessee colleges and universities that offer CCNE accredited BSN programs:

    Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
    Memphis, TN
    BSN Degree

    Belmont University
    Nashville, TN
    (615) 460-2002
    BSN Degree
    MSN Degree

    Belmont University/Trevecca Nazarene University Consortium
    Nashville, TN
    BSN Degree

    Bethel University
    3900 Bethel Dr
    McKenzie, TN
    (651) 638-6400
    BSN Degree

    Carson-Newman College
    Jefferson City, TN
    BSN Degree
    MSN Degree

    East Tennessee State University
    386 Highway 91, Ste 1
    Johnson City, TN
    (423) 542-3465
    BSN Degree
    MSN Degree

    King College
    5825 Old Jonesboro Rd
    Bristol, TN
    (423) 573-9963
    BSN Degree
    MSN Degree

    Martin Methodist College
    423 W Madison St
    Pulaski, TN
    (931) 363-6090
    BSN Degree

    Middle Tennessee State University
    Mtsu 117
    Murfreesboro, TN
    (615) 898-2103
    BSN Degree

    Milligan College
    1 Milligan College
    Milligan College, TN
    (423) 461-8700
    BSN Degree

    Tennessee Technological University
    2567 Cook Rd
    Cookeville, TN
    (931) 484-7413
    BSN Degree

    Tennessee Wesleyan College
    208 Green St
    Knoxville, TN
    (423) 453-5691
    BSN Degree

    Trevecca Nazarene University
    168 Jack Miller Blvd
    Nashville, TN
    (931) 431-2667
    BSN Degree

    Union University
    2745 Hacks Cross Rd
    Jackson, TN
    (901) 759-0029
    BSN Degree
    MSN Degree

    University of Memphis
    3890 Central Ave
    Memphis, TN
    (901) 678-2007
    BSN Degree
    MSN Degree

    University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    Chattanooga, TN
    BSN Degree
    MSN Degree

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Knoxville, TN
    BSN Degree
    MSN Degree

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    Tennessee Board of Nursing

    227 French Landing, Suite 300
    Nashville, TN 37243
    Phone: (615) 532-5166


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